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Jun 26, 2010 16:07 |  #1

Hello peeps,

I just bought me a new 50D, and there is a strange thing, the focusmarks on the focusing screen isnt exactly the same as what DPP or Zoombrowser is showing me, the glass is not properly aligned? Should i bring the body back to the shop?
I also find the pics very soft....
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Jun 26, 2010 19:35 |  #2

Reservoir_Dog wrote in post #10431412 (external link)
Hello peeps,

I just bought me a new 50D, and there is a strange thing, the focusmarks on the focusing screen isnt exactly the same as what DPP or Zoombrowser is showing me, the glass is not properly aligned? Should i bring the body back to the shop?
I also find the pics very soft....
Greetings

The focus points recorded can't move...they are simply telling you the point where your actual picture was focused. They can't be "misaligned". I recommend you post some of your pictures.


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Jun 27, 2010 06:44 |  #3

Sdiver2489 wrote in post #10432171 (external link)
The focus points recorded can't move...they are simply telling you the point where your actual picture was focused. They can't be "misaligned". I recommend you post some of your pictures.

The matte glass where the focus points are engraved are not on the very same spot as i see in zoombrowser, you understand me?
Its as if the glass itselves is not properly aligned with the actual focuspoints, when i want to use a focuspoint in the viewfinder to get an eye sharp, i have to move it a little bit higher to get the focuspoint spot on the eye in zoombrowser as dpp...




  
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Jun 27, 2010 07:34 |  #4

I guess it might be possible for it to be misaligned, although I seem to recall that it is quite a snug fit (I swapped focus screens when I got my 50D a couple of years back). It may be worth googling for '50D focus screen replacement' to find some images or video showing how to remove and replace it. Although I'm not sure how easy it would be without the cute little tool Canon supply with a replacement screen.


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Jun 27, 2010 08:33 |  #5

Reservoir_Dog wrote in post #10433956 (external link)
The matte glass where the focus points are engraved are not on the very same spot as i see in zoombrowser, you understand me?
Its as if the glass itselves is not properly aligned with the actual focuspoints, when i want to use a focuspoint in the viewfinder to get an eye sharp, i have to move it a little bit higher to get the focuspoint spot on the eye in zoombrowser as dpp...

The square indicators are not on the focus screen, they are on a completely separate screen locked in much tighter.


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Jun 27, 2010 08:52 |  #6

Focusing points which DPP shows aren't very good. Central one is OK but others are way off.


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Jun 27, 2010 09:49 |  #7

Reservoir_Dog wrote in post #10431412 (external link)
Hello peeps,

I just bought me a new 50D, and there is a strange thing, the focusmarks on the focusing screen isnt exactly the same as what DPP or Zoombrowser is showing me, the glass is not properly aligned? Should i bring the body back to the shop?
I also find the pics very soft....
Greetings

Is this really an issue given that the focus point indicated in DPP doesn't show on what or where the camera focused. It simply shows which focus point was selected.


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